• anyhow curry •

  in the spirit of eating healthy (trying), I made a vegetable curry. I like to call it anyhow curry because I made this without any recipes or measurements. 
my friend who tasted it said it tastes like what curry would taste like if Italians made a curry. 😂 

i added a sweet potato and I think it thickened the curry a little 🙂

here’s the recipe from my brain if you are interested in this looks-like-japanese-curry-made-with-indian-spices-but-tastes-like-what-italian-curry-would-taste-like
Ingredients:

  • chicken stock/broth 
  • water
  • your favorite vegetables
  • tomato sauce or paste
  • garam masala 
  • ground cumin
  • turmeric 
  • optional: milk, chili powder if you like spicy 
  1. place just enough broth and water into the pot to cover your vegetables
  2. bring to a boil
  3. add your tomato sauce/paste until you think it’s enough
  4. add the spices to your liking
  5. simmer until you get the consistency you like
  6. add some sugar, salt and pepper to adjust and enhance the flavors
  7. add milk/coconut milk if you like it creamy
  8. serve over a bed of rice or noodles or bread
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my mini herb garden 

 Although propagating the basil without any root hormone was stressful on the plant, im so proud that it is able to thrive and grow! The best thing is that it is much healthier than the basil in school ( where I cut it from ) 

my three mint plants are growing fast but they aren’t as robust as my basil. 

• O’ma Spoon chocolate banana bingsu • 🍫🍌🍨

 ah bingsu glorious bingsu. I’ve been seeing this fancy looking dessert with an ice cream on top plastered countless times on my Instagram feed. Hence, since we happened to have an appointment at Somerset, I saw O’ma Spoon and told my mom about this famous korean dessert and she agreed to share one together! 😀  

  I was very keen to try the injeolmi (soybean powder one) bingsu because of the unfamiliarity but my wonderful mother wasn’t feeling it so we got the chocolate banana one c: (sgd$13.90)  it is like an icy ice cream that isn’t too icy and was like eating a less creamy oreo mcflurry. Kind of reminded me of llao llao with the crunch although it is very different from llao llao.  

delicious! I hope to try more bingsu’s in the future c: 
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• cut out cookies • 

 cookies were crumbly and flavourful! ️Pooh ones are black sesame and miffy ones are peanut butter. The recipe yielded quite a lot of cookies. I gave about 15 miffy ones to my grandfather. Basically, I just halved the recipe and used each half for each flavor. Surprised that the texture of black sesame cookies didn’t change even though I used black sesame spread instead of peanut butter! 

  less glam shot of ma cookies!

quick blog post because I’m feeling under the weather and schools starting soon! 😱 

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Recipe here 

• strawberry shortcake • 🍰

  Since tomorrow is the last day my sister is going to work, I decided to bake a cake for her to bring to work. (this is also her favorite cake)

 this time, instead of placing halved berries in the cake like previous times, i chopped up the berries. When the berries are halved, it’s hard to eat the cake with an ideal berry, cream and cake ratio since the strawberry just comes out so hopefully this helps!

Hehe I used mint leaves from my very own mint plant to decorate the cake. The pigs are a little too heavy for the cream. Anyway, I think my frosting skills have improved a little bit?? The cream isnt overwhipped like the first time! Oh I also got a good arm workout whipping the cream! 😀

 

also, it’s the first time people who are not family are eating my cake! 😊 I’d consider that an achievement c:

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• runny egg rice bowl with furikake •

 i think furikake is going to be a staple food of mine soon 😝

i made this for my breakfast today. it was easy simple and fast. Just steam some rice till its hot then crack an egg and let steam until it looks a little bit cooked. Next, season with soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper and furikake if you like c: 

For extra deliciousness, add a cube of butter when steaming the rice. 

Mine was not as runny as I wanted it to be and I had too much rice to egg because my egg was small ( and I took a big bowl of rice 🍚) but it was still delicious! 

   perfect for people who are busy and need a quick meal. you can even pop some veggies in when steaming the rice, get creative! 🙂
 Mmmm c:


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Update: 17/06/15

   


i tried it with the onsen egg c: kinda failed to onsen egg heh.  

• dark chocolate pocky cake w/ milk chocolate cream • 

 finally, I have the time to bake a cake  again! it’s great to be able to feel the sense of accomplishment and happiness I get from baking again.

   

i only realised I messed up my chocolate ganache when it didn’t harden up like the previous time I made chocolate ganache, so I quickly googled for an explanation.

 Since I used milk chocolate, the ratio should have been 3 parts chocolate 1 part cream but instead, i used 200ml cream and 220g milk chocolate (wanted to finish the cadbury dairy milk bar in my pantry). Anyway, all went well because I decided to just whip the cream ☺️

   hehe my bad cake frosting skills but i think I have actually improved!
assembling the cake is always the most fun part, therapeutic even. The pocky is a good way to hide my terrible cake frosting skills!!

THE FINAL PRODUCT: 

  

   (I thought the cake was pretty so I took many shots!)

  I bought the totoro in Malaysia last year because I thought it would be a cute cake topper for strawberry shortcake.  (I think it’s for making terrariums)

 

   ((all photos here taken by me with iphone 5, that’s my father))
 

this is my favorite picture ⬆️⬆️⬆️

the cake was made with Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate cake recipe with a few changes. it was so deliciously dark and moist! I would make a dark chocolate ganache next time because I like dark chocolate and this time was to use up the cadbury dairy milk in my pantry. 

Besides that, i don’t think I’ll ever do this pocky idea again because it’s just too much to eat! I really could not eat the pocky after finishing the cake.

Really thankful to have such a supportive mom who allows me to bake whatever I like and “mess” up the kitchen(( I do clean it after))

very very very happy!  
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update: stick part of pocky softened :c

  This was taken by my father